Now the fun began! After each child had decided on the form of their mask it was time to start chopping!
I decided to use cane fibre papier mache masks. However, I wanted the children to have more creative freedom on the form their masks took, so I purchased the full masks.
If the children could they sketched out the shape of their mask onto the papier mache masks and I chopped the masks. This was too dangerous for children to do. I had to use a combination of scissors and a craft knife.
|The original shaped mask (on the left), the shapes after they've been cut.|
To avoid seeing the texture of the original masks the children applied a choice of materials.
What we used:
* Glue gun (hot glue gun)
* Layered Paper (like building up a collage effect)
* Atelier Mouldling Compound
After the glue had dried each mask was coated with a good quality white acrylic paint.